A prayer before scripture on behalf of those who may never hear it

God of creation,
you write your signature with stars,
and your stories in wind.
God of faith,
you whisper in the sacred texts
of all your children.

But today we read and hear
our precious words
and we are filled with blessing.

Help us receive them
not for ourselves alone
but intentionally on behalf of others —
those who do not read,
those of other faith traditions,
those battered by some church,
the earth itself
and all its creatures.

Let us experience this scripture
so that is changes us
and we walk among others,
with no need for chapter or verse,
but living this word of God.

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4 Responses to A prayer before scripture on behalf of those who may never hear it

  1. Tracey says:

    Very nice! Thank you for sharing your gift of writing.

  2. darla ledger says:

    Maren– I’d like to use this on Sunday. I will give attribution, of course. I really like the perspective you have given here.

  3. Maren says:

    Absolutely — you will be the first person actually using one so I am thrilled.

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